A FAMILY has 'braved the shave' to raise over a thousand pounds for Macmillan and Salisbury Hospice.

Siobhan McGhee, her eight-year-old son, Tommy and her mother Sue West all took on the challenge of shaving their heads to raise £1,160.72 for the hospice.

The family 'braved the shave' in memory of Siobhan's husband, and Tommy's father, Robbie, who died in the hospice in 2018.Salisbury Journal: Tommy holding a rather oversized chequeTommy holding a rather oversized cheque (Image: Siobhan McGhee)

Siobhan feels indebted to the hospice, and wanted to give something back.

She said: "Not only did they support my family in a way no one else could they also allowed me to have my newborn baby in there.

"They made it possible so Robbie could be present at the birth, inducing me in the hospice, and took out newborn baby back there.Salisbury Journal: The family with their cheque The family with their cheque (Image: Siobhan McGhee)

"For the final five days of his life, they went above and beyond."

On October 21, the trio shaved their heads in what Siobhan described as an "emotional" experience.

"We were all very nervous, lots of tears and emotions, but then we felt a massive sense of pride for such an amazing amount raised."

Mother Sue West inspired the family to take on the challenge.

"It was my mum's idea" Siobhan said.

"She has done it twice in previous years for the same charities.

"We held an event at Stratford social club where we had a raffle and a tombola, and a night of live music with Matt black and amroadshow disco.Salisbury Journal: Siobhan before and after braving the shaveSiobhan before and after braving the shave (Image: Siobhan McGhee)

"Most of the money was raised on the night, probably around 50 friends and family attended.

"My mum had her hair shaved first, then Tommy, then myself - it was very emotional.

"Tommy is so very proud to have raised so much for his daddy's charity and will continue to fundraise.

"My mum will no longer be holding events but Tommy and I will.

Siobhan already has plans for her next fundraiser.

"Next year, I want to do a skydive for the hospice and Tommy wants to as soon as he is old enough."